This Week’s Events

Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: All Day
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Building is a blast! Engage your engineering mind and construct with Keva planks, Legos, Connector straws or Magnatiles at your own pace. Sign out building kits for in-library use. For ages 6-12 years.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver. No registration required.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 10:30 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop emergent literacy skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver. No registration required.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 11:30 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 11:30 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Literacy
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 1:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: Cinema lovers, start your week with a midday snack and a movie on us. A popular film will be screened each Monday. Before the movie starts, answer fun trivia questions with a friend.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Staff
Event type: City of Chesapeake
Description: Weekly BLT meeting.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 2:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 4:15 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Spark an interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Featuring: hands-on activities and fun. Grades 3-5.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 5:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Use Arduino micro-controllers from the library’s building kits to build LED eyes that follow motion, and design a case to make them into a creature that will follow your hand!
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring your fork and plate to taste an original 1621 Thanksgiving dish. How did this crop help the Pilgrims survive that first winter? See a corn dance, and discover the many uses for corn. Grades K-5.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Book Club
Description: Network with other mystery writers to enhance the craft. Writers of all genres are welcome to attend. No registration needed.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance, Community Learning
Description: Want to save money? Learn how to efficiently stretch your dollars for groceries and other household staples with coupons. Find out when to stock up, how to find the best bargains and share tips on rebates, discounts, apps, and cash back offers.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: All Day
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Building is a blast! Engage your engineering mind and construct with Keva planks, Legos, Connector straws or Magnatiles at your own pace. Sign out building kits for in-library use. For ages 6-12 years.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Looking for a job isn't easy. Let the Library connect you with local resources. Featuring: job search and applications, resume help, career exploration and employer recruitment information. Age: 14+
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Learn how to save, find, and organize files. Topics: file types, saving files, organizing folders, Windows Explorer. Completion of Computer & Keyboard Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver. No registration required.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Learn how to read and send email using a web-based program. Topics: composing new messages, reading and replying to messages, attachments, inbox organization. Completion of Internet Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: The early years are full of excitement and growth! Develop emergent literacy skills with your library friends as we read, sing and play together! Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver. Registration is not required.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: 1:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Book Club
Description: Share your favorite books through conversation with other interested readers and expand your circle of friends. Please call or visit the library for the title each month. No registration required.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Learn to code with Chesapeake’s young aspiring coders and programmers. Our mini-workshops cover the basics with fresh innovative activities. Grades 3-5. No registration required.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: 5:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Literacy, Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: GED tutoring is available in your neighborhood! Contact Chesapeake’s Adult & Continuing Education Department to register for classes and improve your skills in reading, language and math.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: 5:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Culture
Description: Using TED talks as a springboard, listen to new ideas and discuss some of the most interesting topics in the world today. November’s discussion will be inspired by the TED talk “An Interview with the Founders of Black Lives Matter”. Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement's three founders share what they've learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities. Their advice on how to participate in ensuring freedom for everybody: join something, start something and "sharpen each other, so that we all can rise."
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Learn how to use your resume to sell yourself in today’s job market and discover the best practices in resume building. We will participate in a discussion-based activity, review mock resumes, and suggest edits.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Literacy
Description: So, you have an idea in mind for a novel but can't find the time to sit down and write? No more excuses! Come join us for the National Novel Writing Month Write-In. Maybe being around other budding authors will inspire you to write the next bestseller.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Start time: 6:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Gardening topics presented by the Backyard Gardeners
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: All Day
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Building is a blast! Engage your engineering mind and construct with Keva planks, Legos, Connector straws or Magnatiles at your own pace. Sign out building kits for in-library use. For ages 6-12 years.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Come knit or crochet with us! It doesn't matter whether you are just beginning or have years of experience. No registration required.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Culture
Description: Interested in current events? Opinionated? Then let's be heard! Bring a cup of coffee and share your take on the world's news with other interested people. No registration needed.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Learn how to read and send email using a web-based program. Topics: composing new messages, reading and replying to messages, attachments, inbox organization. Completion of Internet Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun. Age 2 years with caregiver. Registration is not required.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Health & Wellness, Culture
Description: Let's dance! Come shake, shimmy and dance up a storm at our dance party featuring favorite songs from out children's music collection. Ages 5 & under with caregiver.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Celebration & Holiday, Culture
Description: Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? Do you need a few decorating ideas? We can show you how to transform old newspaper, book pages, or colorful paper into wreaths and origami decorations.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: Vamos en una aventura bilingüe, combinando libros y canciones en inglés y español. Let’s go on a bilingual language adventure combining books and songs in English and Spanish. Ages 3 to 5 with caregiver. No registration required.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: Vamos en una aventura bilingüe, combinando libros y canciones en inglés y español. Let’s go on a bilingual language adventure combining books and songs in English and Spanish. Ages 3 to 5 with caregiver. No registration required.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Literacy
Description: Jump in to coding technology with state-of-the-art robots, interactive iPads, effortless apps and gaming software to become a preschool computer whiz and engineer of the future! Ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 2:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Book Club
Description: Read a good book and want to share it with others? Bring your book and be prepared to discuss it on the third Wednesday of each month.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Literacy
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Use Arduino micro-controllers from the library's building kits to build LED eyes that follow motion, and design a case to make them into a creature that will follow your hand!
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Culture
Description: Hey gamers! Cheer on your friends and battle other teens on multiplayer Nintendo Switch games like Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Mario Kart 8! Snacks will be provided. Grades 3-5.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Bring your projects, yarn, needles and hooks to this lively yarn crafting group. All skill levels are welcome. No registration needed.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Book Club
Description: Book lovers, do you want to discover friends you haven't met yet? Gather with us on the third Wednesday of each month as we talk about books and the plots, characters and themes that make each novel a unique work of art!
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your Microsoft Office-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Start time: 6:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your Microsoft Office-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Start time: All Day
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Building is a blast! Engage your engineering mind and construct with Keva planks, Legos, Connector straws or Magnatiles at your own pace. Sign out building kits for in-library use. For ages 6-12 years.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Start time: 3:30 pm
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Literacy, Celebration & Holiday, Culture, History & Genealogy
Description: Travel back in time with us to the year 1621. You're invited to a feast of stories and crafts. Learn about Pilgrim and Native American traditions including the food that was served. Find out how the Pilgrims went from a journey on the Mayflower to feasting with the Wampaoag. All ages.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Literacy, Community Learning, Culture
Description: A Learning expedition is about to begin! Explore different cultures, dabble in science and technology and seek new adventures. Featuring: books, activities and crafts Ages 5-8
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Children are invited to read to the best listeners in the world - bunnies! Grades K-2.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: City of Chesapeake, Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Invest in yourself with our free 10 monthly classes and one-on-one financial coaching. You can break free from living paycheck to paycheck, avoid payment and penalty fees, and keep more money for yourself! Register by clicking the link under Presenter Information.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: History & Genealogy
Description: Learn how to record family memories at your 2019 Thanksgiving Celebration! While everyone is waiting for the turkey you can be using your cell phone to create an oral history. Add your story to the Library of Congress’s StoryCorp project.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Culture
Description: Be grateful for crafting fun for teens and adults. Create crafts to serve as seasonal décor to celebrate the Thanksgiving season. Register since space and materials are limited. One person per registration, please.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Start time: 6:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Book Club
Description: Thought-provoking or totally engrossing-if it's a good book, we'll discuss it together! The Yadas read both fiction and nonfiction. Meet the Yadas on the third Thursday of each month for a lively discussion of the book of the month.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Start time: All Day
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Building is a blast! Engage your engineering mind and construct with Keva planks, Legos, Connector straws or Magnatiles at your own pace. Sign out building kits for in-library use. For ages 6-12 years.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Celebration & Holiday
Description: Gobble, gobble, turkey day is coming! Celebrate with stories, crafts and a puppet show. For children up to 6 years and their caregivers.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
Start time: All Day
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Building is a blast! Engage your engineering mind and construct with Keva planks, Legos, Connector straws or Magnatiles at your own pace. Sign out building kits for in-library use. For ages 6-12 years.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Celebration & Holiday
Description: Be merry! Be bright! Find gifts and holiday cheer as artisans, crafters and innovators gather at the Merry Market. Featuring: Santa, Mrs. Claus, music, science, crafts, stories and more.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Celebration & Holiday, Culture
Description: Love, gratitude, thankfulness and beauty are all words that describe this holiday season. Spend quality time with your loved ones by working together to make charming decorations for your dwelling place. All supplies will be provided. (Family Program)